We live in a negative world. Let’s just be honest. Facebook is probably the place I see it the most. As I scroll through my news feed I find articles, videos, news stories and statuses about negativity. For some reason, everyone seems to be addicted to negativity. Why?! You can’t honestly tell me that you actually like drama, being down on yourself, and what this world is coming to. But why do you get involved in it? I also see statuses over and over again about people complaining and when they are asked what’s wrong, they get mad because it’s “personal” or “private.” Well, you’re the one who put it on Facebook for all to see. It makes me sad. Sad that this is what people find pleasure in. It’s what they look forward to. Negativity.
We are coming into the holiday season, and Thanksgiving is all about finding things to be thankful for. It’s look at your life through a positive scope. I love it! If you think about it, you have something in your life to be thankful for. I took it upon myself on my personal Facebook page to post something I was thankful for every day for a year. I may have missed a few days because I’m a wife and mother which means my life is busy. However, I decided to make a change. I was tired of seeing negative post after negative post and I wanted to be an encouragement for other people to find something positive in their life. Something they can actually be thankful for.
So let me ask you a question, what are YOU thankful for? What will you be thankful for this holiday season? Or every day for that matter. What about having a place to live? Having good health.A job. A loving husband. Children. A God who loves you unconditionally. If you struggle with finding things in your personal life to be thankful for, go for simpler things. That the sun was out today. That you had a warm shower this morning. God gave us a beautiful world to live in. He gave us a beautiful life. It’s a shame to not appreciate things. Find things to be thankful for.
As moms, it’s easy to get trapped in the world of negativity because kids aren’t easy. They went to bed late and woke up early. They made a mess in the living room. They yelled. They fought. They refused to eat their lunch and didn’t want to take a nap. There are countless struggles throughout our day as moms and it’s easy to get sucked into “woe is me.” The next time you have negativity in your life, which is inevitable and will probably be tomorrow, be thankful for what your children did right. They cleaned up when you asked. They gave you a smile. They told you I love you. If you think about those little things, it not only makes you happier but it gives you a new perspective on your day and your life.
Do you know where negativity comes from. Satan. He loves finding our weaknesses. Those moments in our day that aren’t going the way we planned and he knows exactly which strings to pull to make us fall into the web. He loves it. So when we give into negativity, which is easy to do, he wins. You have let him take control over your life. In those moments, when you find yourself letting go, hold on to God. Let Him guide you. Take a minute, take a deep breath and just pray. The best way to turn your day around is to go God. Thank Him for what He has given you and ask Him for the strength to go on.
My challenge for you, is to find things to be thankful for everyday. No matter how big or how small, you have something to be thankful for. Find it. Hold on to it. Remember it. So the next time your world seems full of negativity, you will know exactly what you have to be thankful for.